Friday, July 27, 2007

Reality Check & Futbols

So today was my last day at work for a while. I left work (I was there by myself - everyone else was either on vacation, sick or had left early) and I just felt like 'now it's really happening'. Which, of course it is really happening! I don't know how to explain it, but I guess I've been waiting a long time to take leave from work - I always thought about how that time would be - and here I am actually doing it. I'm going to be a mom, and I'm going to be hanging out with my son all day. That thought hit me and I could not stop smiling. This all might not make sense, but it's good. :)

Also, today I went to the local soccer store to see about buying some soccer balls to take with us to Ethiopia. I think the kids at the House of Hope and the orphanage we'll be visiting would love to have some new futbols to play with, and we're soccer fans, so it will be fun to share that with them. I told the guy why I wanted them and he told me that he was going to Africa with school. I asked which country and he didn't know!! SO funny! Anyway... the point of this is to say that he went in back and talked to team sales and got me a great deal on the soccer balls. Now I just have to get them to fit in the suitcase. (Oh, they are not inflated yet in case anyone is wondering if I'm crazy.)


  1. you could also buy them in Addis for quite a price break. That is one thing I learned. I enjoyed buying things there, even to leave there--I felt good pumping money into the local economy.

    We are total soccer fans too. My husband would watch it 24/7 if I let him.

  2. greaaaat idea...we were gonna do the same...perhaps we'll figure something different

    So fun! and congrats on your last day at work before the pleasure of spending the days with Micah!!

    and, wow, we'll be on maternity leave most of the same time, so I can't wait to schedule road trips and play dates!

    hang in there with all the packing and more,

  3. Oh Dawn - that's a great idea! Maybe we'll do both.

  4. Oh that is SO exciting Stacie!!! Enjoy every moment, remember this feeling, journal a lot, I'm just thrilled for you both!!

  5. Wow, I actually am slow enough that I was thinking they were inflated! That is a great idea and very nice of the guys at the store to work with you... Best wishes for a safe and joyful trip!

  6. Oh my... I just saw on your ticker that you have five days to go before your trip! We're so excited for all three of you!